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  • anybody home?

    ...and then I have been quilting up a storm and not only that but, oh wait. Hi. How you are? Long time no see. Sorry about that. Yeah. I was away for a lil bit there and for no good reason. Or maybe there were many reasons. I will slow down. I did get...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 11 Nov 2009
  • Small Wonder

    Last week I taught a class locally and really enjoyed it. I hit all the points I had hoped to make, I didn't plan too much (which is normal for me), and I didn't plan too little. It was just right, and I believe my class thought so too. They were...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 16 Dec 2009
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  • Announcing "From Sketch to Art Quilt" Reader Challenge finalists

    We are pleased to announce the finalists of our latest reader challenge, From Sketch to Art Quilt. We received 114 entries, and the photos of your quilts and sketches truly impressed our editorial staff. This challenge seems to hit a chord with many of...

    Posted to Reader Challenges by Kristine Lundblad on 19 Mar 2012
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  • Behind the Scenes at Quilting Arts TV

    I'm still here taping Quilting Arts TV, and I thought it might be fun to show you some behind-the-scenes video of Quilting Arts TV. See what *really* happens on the set: We all have an ear worm in the green room and Jay McCarroll leads us in song...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 27 Feb 2009
  • The Last of the Behind-the-scenes Shots for QA TV

    As promised, one final posting on the behind-the-scenes action from this latest taping of Quilting Arts TV! Below is the changing area in the green room, separated by a plywood wall. (At least we have the wall!) Anybody who set up their materials on this...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 8 Mar 2009
  • Scribbling away

    Time and time again I hear stories from friends and readers about creating art as a way of restoring inner calm, and it certainly holds true for me. I came back from my Phoenix trip only to learn that there was a grave family emergency on my hands and...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 17 Jul 2006
  • Announcing the Winter Wonderland Ornament Challenge

    The editorial team at Quilting Arts Magazine ® is inviting fiber artists from around the world to make a fabric art ornament for our first Quilting Arts Gifts reader challenge. We'd love to see your interpretations of our theme: Winter Wonderland...

    Posted to Reader Challenges by Kristine Lundblad on 13 Jun 2012
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  • New Winner of the Clothworks Giveaway

    Since I never heard from the previous winner of this lovely bundle from Clothworks, I've selected a new one. Congratulations to Samantha Conklin ! Please send me an email at peccles@interweave.com with your full address so I can send you your prize...

    Posted to Pippa's Blog by pippapatchwork on 25 May 2010
  • Happy Times

    Happy times I just returned from a Caribbean quilting cruise we sponsored where fellow friends and artists including Lesley Riley and Laura Cater-Woods taught. Although as a sponsor I didn’t take classes, the trip afforded me the chance to simply sit...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 6 Mar 2006
  • Bye Dad...

    My father passed away yesterday; he died of lung cancer and died young (age 59). He got the diagnosis in late June and went very rapidly. I thought about whether or not it was appropriate for me to be posting something so personal on this blog, but decided...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 1 Sep 2006
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  • Free Digital Art Techniques eBook for Collage and Quilt

    In our eBook Digital Quilting Designs: Free Digital Art Techniques for Collage and Quilt, three fiber artists show you how to use photo-editing software, a printer, and surface design to create digital photo art.

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  • Winners in the New Year!

    Congratulations to following 10 people for winning the first QA Blog fabric raffle for 2009! Thanks to everyone for posting your resolutions, goals, and good wishes for the New Year. We loved reading what you all aspire to accomplish by the end of the...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 6 Jan 2009
  • Take the Quilting Arts Reader Survey!

    As the year begins to wind down (yes, it's happening already!), the editors at Quilting Arts are busy planning for next year's issues. And we want to make sure we know what our readers most want to get out of Quilting Arts. Are you a beginning...

    Posted to Pippa's Blog by pippapatchwork on 29 Oct 2009
  • Humor in Hard Times

    Since the economy is on all of our minds lately, I interrupt our regularly scheduled art quilt blogcast to share some humor with you: The fact that I woke up this morning and it was 18 degrees outside.   18 degrees…in November!  The mail that...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 21 Nov 2008
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  • Are quilters also closet Bubba fans?

    If you have received your February/March edition of Quilting Arts Magazine, you might have caught my interview with Jay McCarroll, Season #1 winner of "Project Runway." Well, I received the following email from Amazon this morning: Dear Amazon...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 28 Jan 2009